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Annorlunda och ovanligt spännande: – Bibliotekens arbete med ovanligt, alternativt, smalt eller för många okänt material
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Different and Unusually Exciting : – The Libraries’ Work with Unusual, Alternative, Narrow or for Many Unknown Material (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine how public libraries and school libraries work with genres and subjects which are uncommon, alternative, narrow or appear to be unknown to many people. The focus is on the attitudes and perceptions of library staff responsible for selecting and mediating media. The method was an online survey which was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Most of the theoretical framework comes from research about the public libraries’ role in society and models for marketing. 

The findings show that there are more positive than negative attitudes towards genres and subjects which are uncommon, alternative, narrow or appear to be unknown to many people. A majority of the library staff consider it to be important or important depending on circumstances for the media to be available and visible. Many of them also intend for the library to be a place where people can meet things they are not familiar with. Motivations for working with the material include creating diversity and that people should be able to make new discoveries and find something that interests them. A common motivation against it is that relatively few library users request the material. It is also considered to be easier for some libraries than others depending on size and type.

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2017.
Keywords [sv]
medieplanering, variation, bibliotekens roll, subkulturer, omvärldsbevakning, nischer, biblioteksrum
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-13901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-13901DiVA, id: diva2:1193205
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2018-03-28 Created: 2018-03-26 Last updated: 2018-03-28Bibliographically approved

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